I remember doing this potion flask & a subspace patch, but hell, they're so heckin badcoded and i doubt ppl here would use it, judging by the amount of freespace it uses. (also, it's not even a little user-friendly)
That's very understandable.
However I really believe that the concept of throwing a flask and spawning a door to could be changed into something else. It could be a screen exit, +1 address exit, predetermined exit, normal exit, secret exit.
This way it can have a function that fits with hacks, rather than making something really niche and really complicated.
Just to build on what I've already accomplished. Continue not smoking (I quit in September), continue losing weight (I've gone from 98.5Kg in October to 90.5Kg), continue going to the gym and get a career.
As for SMW Hacking, I really want to build the base ROM this year and release a hack in the early to mid 2020s.
You've probably been asked some of these before, but I didn't see it mentioned in the original post.
I've been told that the SNES is capable of having 5 ground layers, but that they can only use 8 4 colours per 8x8 tile instead of 16 (I could be wrong). If this is true, could 5 layer levels be built with Lunar Magic in a future update?
If those layers had parallax scrolling, it might make really cool scenery for levels set in the woods, caves, under sea, et cetera.
As for events and 2 extra exits being possible; I'm not sure if there's a way to have secret exits 1 to 3 trigger events independently. Can they? Also, will there be more than 77 Hex (119) events for those big projects?
Room/Level addresses; rooms outnumber levels about 4 to 1. Is there any possibility that levels could use addresses 0 to 1FF? Collaboration hacks could be huge.
Probably already asked most of all; could there be additional maps in future? Or increased sizes of existing maps, let's say if a submap could possibly become the size of the overworld, or Bowser's Valley, Special World & Star World had extra width.
Transparency in a map layer, this might be useful for creative placement of things like cave gems, water with rocks under it, clouds, shadows, reflections.
I'm ignorant about the technical parameters here though.
The SNES has got the ability to use mode 0 which allows the SNES to displays up to four background layers and they can carry only four colours per tile. Five layers with 8 colours would be too much for the SNES.
Ahh, that sounds about right.
But yeah, with 4 colours on additional layers, I can envision it being used in 8-bit-esque style hacks (here's a beautiful example) and vanilla style hacks; where Layer 3 is used as part of the background, another layer could parallax scroll the clouds behind layers differently, for example.
Originally posted by Colines
Yeah, the supposedly fifth layer would actually be the sprite layer, so you would be already using the maximum SNES layer capacity in mode 0.
So basically you get just 1 extra layer and a quarter of the tile colours? Even so, 8 bit style hacks and vanillas could take advantage of it.
Perhaps you could have those Layer 2 interaction levels with a normal looking background, leaving layer 3 to do something else.
You have some very pretty graphics there. I recognise the first image as being from that hack with all the cool dynamic stuff.
The use of black for outlines looks a bit sudden in some places where it could instead be a darker shade of the darkest colour, like with the green leaves and white snow. You're making good use of the colours and resolution available to make some pretty pieces.